Board of Directors
Steven R. Becker has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since July 2012 and was appointed its Chief Executive Officer in December 2015. Prior to becoming CEO of Tuesday Morning, Mr. Becker served as Chairman of the Board of the Company from July 2012 until September 2015 and as Executive Chairman and head of the Office of the Chairman from September 2015 until December 2015. Prior to becoming CEO of Tuesday Morning, Mr. Becker spent 20 years in the investment management industry with a focus on investing in middle market public companies. Mr. Becker has extensive public company board experience having previously served as a board member at a variety of public companies including, Hot Topic, Inc., an apparel retailer, Ruby Tuesday, a national restaurant company, Emcore, a semiconductor producer, Plato Learning, an educational software Company, Pixelworks, a semiconductor producer, Fuel Systems Solutions, a manufacturer of alternative energy systems, and Special Diversified Opportunities, a holding company that owns businesses in a variety of industries, among others. Prior to becoming CEO of Tuesday Morning, Mr. Becker was the co-managing partner at Becker Drapkin Asset Management, whose predecessor, Greenway Capital, he founded in 2005. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Becker was a partner at Special Situations Funds, a New York City-based asset manager. Prior to joining Special Situations Funds, Mr. Becker was a part of the distressed debt and leveraged equities research team at Bankers Trust Securities. Mr. Becker began his career at Manley Fuller Asset Management in New York as a small cap analyst. In nominating Mr. Becker to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered the insights Mr. Becker brings through his prior service as a director of our Company, his demonstrated leadership and experience as our Chief Executive Officer and his extensive financial experience, in both public and private companies, which provides the Board with valuable expertise in corporate finance, strategic planning, and corporate governance.Anthony Crudele has been a member of the Board of Directors of Hibbett Sports, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB) since May 2012 and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Crudele served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Tractor Supply Company (TSC) from May 2007 through February 2017 and previously served as their Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since joining the company in September 2005. Prior to that time, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Gibson Guitar from 2003 to 2005; as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Xcelerate Corp from 2000 to 2003; and in senior financial roles at The Sports Authority from 1989 to 1999, including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1996 to 1999. Mr. Crudele is a certified public accountant and began his career in 1978, spending the majority of his public accounting tenure at the international accounting firm of Price Waterhouse.Doug Dossey is Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Tensile Capital Management LP. He leads the firm’s private equity investment activities and focuses on sourcing, researching, and executing public and private investments. Prior to Tensile, Mr. Dossey was a Managing Partner, member of the Investment and Management Committees and the Head of Private Equity at Blum Capital Partners, L.P. Previously, Mr. Dossey was a Managing Director and Co-Owner of FdG Associates LLC and, prior to FdG, was an investment banking Analyst and Associate with Merrill Lynch & Co. He has served on 28 boards of directors, including 14 as Chairman. Mr. Dossey received a BS in Accountancy with High Honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and passed the Certified Public Accountant Examination in 1995.
Frank M. Hamlin has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since April 2014. Mr. Hamlin currently serves as the SVP, Chief Marketing Officer at Gamestop Corp., a global, multichannel video game, consumer electronics and wireless services retailer, since August 2018. Prior, Mr. Hamlin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Tailored Brands, Inc. from September 2017 to June 2018. From June 2014 to August 2016, Mr. Hamlin served as EVP, Chief Marketing Officer of GameStop Corp. Mr. Hamlin previously served as Executive Vice President and GM, Marketing and E-Commerce of Guitar Center, Inc., a musical instruments retailer, from June 2010 until May 2014, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of E-Miles, LLC, an interactive marketing company, from February 2007 to June 2010. From July 2004 until February 2007, he was Director of Marketing, Central Market Division for H.E. Butt Grocery, a fresh, specialty and prepared foods retailer. Prior to that time, Mr. Hamlin held various positions with Brierley & Partners, E-Rewards, Inc., Arista Records and The Walt Disney Company. In nominating Mr. Hamlin to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered the various senior executive-level positions he has held with retail service companies, as well as his extensive experience in marketing, branding strategy and customer engagement.Mr. Jones served on the Board of Directors of JC Penney Company, Inc. since July 2019 where he served on the Corporate Governance Committee and on the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. Prior to serving on the JC Penney board, Mr. Jones was Chief Executive Officer of Payless ShoeSource, Inc. (Footwear retailer) from 2012 to 2017 when he retired. Prior to serving as CEO of Payless ShoeSource, Inc., Mr. Jones was President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shopko Stores, Inc. (General Merchandise retailer) from 2009 to 2012, and President and Chief Merchandising Officer of Shopko Stores, Inc. from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Jones was also Senior Vice President, Merchandising for Kohl’s Corporation (Department store) from 1997 to 2004. Prior to Kohl’s, Mr. Jones spent 12 years with May Department Stores Company in progressive leadership roles within merchandising.
Reuben Slone has served as a director of the Tuesday Morning board since June 2019. A supply chain and retail industry veteran, Mr. Slone presently holds the position of Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and Procurement for Advance Auto Parts (NYSE:AAP), a $9 billion auto parts and accessories retailer. He joined the company in 2018 after serving on the Advance Board from 2016-2018. Prior to joining Advance, he spent six years at Walgreens as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Logistics. From 2004-2012, Mr. Slone was Executive Vice President, Supply Chain and General Manager at OfficeMax, Inc. In this role, he also oversaw the B2B “Services” segment for the company. From 2001-2004, he held a number of senior-level positions at Whirlpool Corporation, including Vice President, Global Supply Chain; Vice President, North American Region Supply Chain; and Vice President, Global eBusiness. Mr. Slone was also previously with General Motors Corporation from 1997-2000 as eGM Director, Global eSales and Director, Global Manufacturing Strategic Process and System Alignment. Prior to joining GM, Mr. Slone was with Federal-Mogul Corporation, an American developer, manufacturer and supplier of products for automotive, commercial, aerospace, marine, rail and off-road vehicles; and industrial, agricultural and power-generation applications. His early career included roles at EDS, Ernst & Young, and Engineering Technology LTD.
In nominating Mr. Slone, the Board of Directors considered his extensive supply chain expertise and leadership roles at a number of best-in-class companies. He is expected to contribute to the company's next phase of supply chain positioning and improvements.
Sherry M. Smith has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since April 2014. Ms. Smith served in various positions with Supervalu Inc., a grocery retailer and food distributor, from 1987 to 2013. Ms. Smith served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Supervalu Inc. from December 2010 until August 2013, and she previously served as Senior Vice President, Finance from 2006 until 2010, Senior Vice President, Finance and Treasurer from 2002 until 2005, and in various other capacities with Supervalu Inc. prior to 2002. Prior to joining Supervalu Inc., Ms. Smith held various positions with McGladrey LLP, a public accounting firm. Ms. Smith has served on the board of directors of Deere & Company, a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, turf, construction and forestry equipment, since December 2011, and currently serves as a member of the audit committee and finance committee. Ms. Smith has also served on the board of directors of Realogy Holdings Corporation since December 2014, and currently serves on its audit committee. Ms. Smith has served on the board of directors of Piper Jaffrey Corp since January 2016, and currently serves on its compensation committee and audit committee. Since January 2015, Ms. Smith has served on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), a group that advises the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) on strategic issues, project priorities and other matters. In nominating Ms. Smith to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered her leadership qualities developed from her experience while serving as a senior executive and as Chief Financial Officer of Supervalu Inc., the breadth of her experiences in auditing, finance, accounting, compensation, strategic planning, and other areas of oversight, and her subject matter knowledge in the areas of finance and accounting and other board experience.
Richard S Willis has served as a director of Tuesday Morning since July 2012. Since January 2016, Mr. Willis has served as the Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director of Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacies, an innovative retail pharmacy that combines traditional pharmacy services with natural health and beauty products and expert practitioners. From September 2011 through December 2015, Mr. Willis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and as a director of Speed Commerce, Inc. (formerly Navarre Corporation), one of the nation's largest omni channel, pure play, end-to-end e-commerce solution providers. Mr. Willis previously served as the Executive Chairman of Charlotte Russe, a mall-based specialty retailer of fashionable, value-priced apparel and accessories, from January 2011 to September 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Willis served as President of Shoes for Crews, a seller of slip resistant footwear. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Willis was President and Chief Executive Officer of Baker & Taylor Corporation, a global distributor of books, DVDs and music. Previously, Mr. Willis served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Troll Communications and President and Chief Executive Officer of Bell Sports. Mr. Willis served four terms as Chairman of the Board of Regents at Baylor University. In nominating Mr. Willis to serve as a director of the Company, the Board of Directors considered his considerable executive leadership experience across multiple industries, including distribution businesses that serve retailers and their suppliers, and his significant expertise in operating businesses and directing transformative plans, including executive level experiences of more than 20 years in retail and manufacturing industries.In 2002 Mr. Lewis co-founded Osmium Partners, LLC, an investment management firm that focuses on investing in smaller publicly traded public companies. Mr. Lewis serves CEO and as the Chief Investment Officer of Osmium Partners. From July 2014 through November 2017, Mr. Lewis served as a member of the Board of Directors of Spark Networks Inc. (now Spark Networks SE) where he served as Chairman of the Nominating Committee, a Member of the Compensation Committee, and on the Audit Committee. From October 2015 through August 2017, he served as a member of the Board of Directors of Intersections Inc. where he served as a member of the Risk Committee. Mr. Lewis has a BA from the University of Maryland, College Park and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.